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2015 Careers Handbook Launch

@Law Courtyard / 12:00pm / 24 March 2015

Over the summer the careers team liaised with over 50 past graduates from the UWA law school. Top-tier partners, barristers, Judges, politicians, investment bankers and the best from the public service sat down and answered the questions we put to them. What is your job like? How did you get there? What should I being doing now to get ahead?

The best opportunity to get a copy of the Handbook is at the launch. Make sure you come down, there’ll also be:
• Live music compliments of the amazing local artist, Riley Pearce.
• A contingent of the best and the brightest from Herbert Smith Freehills.
• Many of the professors that helped make the Handbook possible.
• Chicken salad. It’s going to be free and its going to be delicious. Be rude not to have a few drinks too.
• A nice place to sit and mingle with couches, tables and chairs.

In total the 150-page Handbook represents over 500 hours of work and the article section is just the start. It’s also packed with sample resumes, cover letters, calendars, FAQs and helpful tips. It’s a great way to get a better idea of all the avenues open to you once you complete your law degree.

12.30pm Law Courtyard!

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Have a look at our contents page to get an idea about the content of the Handbook:

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Included in the Handbook are articles from:
– Hon Justice Edelman
– Stephen Smith
– Kanaga Dharmananda SC
– Kate Offer
– The State Solicitor
– The Ombudsman
– Penny Carruthers
– Teach for Australia
– Top tier, mid tier and boutique law firm parters
– Top tier, mid tier and boutique graduates
– Two barristers (one criminal, one civil)
– Associates at the Supreme Court of WA & the High Court
– DFAT
– DPP
– Legal Aid
– The Information Commissioner
– Two consultants (one in London)
– An investment banker
– Interns at Capitol Hill and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
– A solicitor at a magic circle firm in the UK
– A regional solicitor, a Native Title specialist, a tax law specialist
– A talent agent in LA
– World Vision

… and many many more!

Career Opportunities

Become a BCG Graduate

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Looking for a career where you are constantly challenged and can genuinely make a difference? Are you curious about what Management Consultants do day to day? Want to know more about how you can Build.Connect.Grow with BCG?

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy to major corporations, government bodies and not-for-profits.

At BCG, your talent and ambition are just the starting point for a life-changing experience in which you will grow personally and shape the future of many companies. By working with the world’s leading businesses on their toughest strategic and operational questions, with inspiring people in an environment of creativity and performance, you will grow into a responsible leader and learn to make a difference within BCG and beyond.

BCG is excited to launch the 2015 Graduate Campaign where we are recruiting Associates to join our Australian offices in 2015, 2016, 2017. For more information and regular updates on events, applications and careers at BCG visit and like our facebook page or visit our website.

You can also register your details with BCG to receive regular communications and updates.

 

DLA Piper Middle East: Summer Work Experience Programme

Applications Close 31 March 2015 /   Uploaded8 February 2015

DLA PIPER MIDDLE EAST LLP
SUMMER 2015 WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME

Sunday 26 July – Thursday 13 August 2015

DLA Piper Middle East LLP is part of DLA Piper, a global full service business law firm, with 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries worldwide and seven offices in the GCC; Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat and Riyadh and a group firm in Cairo. This gives us extensive coverage to our clients as we are the only international law firm in the region with this spread of offices.

We offer expert legal advice to a wide range of businesses locally, nationally and globally.

Our commitment to the Middle East is rooted in our relationships with local businesses, academic institutions and other investors in the region.

We are holding a Summer Work Experience Programme for three weeks from 26 July – 13 August 2015 in Dubai to offer students the opportunity to shadow lawyers from a range of backgrounds and practice groups while providing insight into the operations of a global legal organisation.

The criteria for applicants are:

  • Fluency in Arabic (must be able to speak, read and write Arabic to a high standard);
  • Preferably GCC nationals or those with a link or particular interest in the region;
  • Penultimate or Final year law students;
  • Ability to self-fund travel to and accommodation in Dubai for three weeks.

If you are interested, please email legalrecruitment.me@dlapiper.com with your completed application form (see attached). Deadlines for applications are 31 March 2015.

Please note, application forms are only in English, thus applicants are required to have a good level of written and spoken English.

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Aurora Internship

Applications Close 27 March 2015 /   Uploaded24 February 2015

The Aurora Internship Program places law, anthropology and other social science (archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental management,  human geography, history and sociology) students and graduates from Australian universities at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) and other organisations involved in policy development, social justice, human rights, all with an Indigenous focus. The program introduces candidates to career opportunities in native title and Indigenous affairs more generally and at the same time provides assistance to under-resourced and over-worked organisations.

The application period for the winter 2015 round of internships is open from 9am AEST Monday 2nd March through 5pm (Sydney time) Friday 27th March2015.  Applications can be submitted via the Aurora website at http://www.auroraproject.com.au/aurorainternshipprogram.

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Australian Government Solicitor – Graduate Position

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From 1 July 2015, AGS will be consolidated within the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD). AGD offers a separate graduate program and encourages applicants from all disciplines. It provides graduates the opportunity to contribute to the development of policies and the delivery of programs to maintain and improve Australia’s law and justice framework, strengthen our national security and emergency management, and provide support for arts and culture.

Please note, applications for the AGS graduate program open on 3 March and close on 17 April. Information is available on our website: http://www.ags.gov.au under ‘Employment’ then ‘Graduate employment’.

To find out more about the AGD graduate program, go to www.ag.gov.au/graduate.

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Graduate Opportunity as Procurement Officer at Leighton Contractors

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An opportunity has arisen for a recent Law/Legal Studies graduate who would like a career outside of practicing law and to get a foothold in a Large company such a Leighton Contractors.

The position is for a Procurement Officer at one of Leighton Contractors’ projects in Northam. It would suit a mature age student with commercial background, but for the right student these requirements are not essential.

If you would like to apply for this position, please contact Iain Mason on (08) 9622 4706 or Iain.Mason@leicon.com.au

Job description attached.

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EY Vacationer Opportunities

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A career with EY can take you to amazing places. Where will you start?

We currently have vacationer opportunities across several parts of our business. Take a look at the service line snap shots below and come to our Graduate panel (invite attached) to work out the best place for you to start your EY career.

Do you want to understand what makes a business tick? Think Assurance.

Assurance gives companies and their investors confidence that the financial results they report give a true and fair picture of their business.

Are you good at seeing answers hidden in complex information? Think Tax.

Modern tax regulations are highly complex. We help clients navigate these complexities and manage their tax responsibilities effectively 

Can you spot what makes a good business deal? Think Transactions Advisory Services.

Helping clients on performance optimisation and how to manage risk by putting together the right deals to enhance an organisation’s growth, competitiveness and profitability.

Have you got an eye for seeing issues from multiple perspectives? Think Advisory.

Our advisory practice works closely with clients to improve the performance of their business and help them manage various types of risk

Join EY and build your career. Apply today!
Apply online at www.ey.com/au/careers/apply.

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Law Clerk wanted at Camm & Associates

Applications Close /   Uploaded27 March 2015
Camm & Associates is a general law practice located in Mosman Park.
We are looking for a law student on a casual/part-time basis in our office.
The role involves inside and outside clerk work, including internal filing, court filing and deliveries, archiving and various other administrative tasks.
Please e-mail your application to Richard Camm, at rpcamm@cammandassociates.com.au
There is no deadline for applications, so we recommend you applying as soon as possible.
Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Legal Position in Santiago, Chile

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A position is available within Andes Mining & Energy at its offices in Santiago, Chile, for a penultimate/final year student or recent graduate of law.

Andes Mining & Energy are pleased to advertise this vacancy to law students of the University of Western Australia. The position would suit a law student interested in gaining international experience in a dynamic commercial environment.

Applications close 10 April 2015.

For more information, please see the flyer below.

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Law Clerk Position at the Department of Commerce

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There is currently a level 3, Law Clerk position available within the Legal Services Branch at Consumer Protection, Department of Commerce. This position will be for a fixed term period, full time for 3 to 6 months, ideally commencing immediately.

The Department is looking to extend this opportunity to applicants who have graduated or are in their final year of study at the law school.

Under the supervision of the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel, the Law Clerk has responsibility for undertaking legal research and preparing court documents. The Law Clerk also provides administrative and legal research support to lawyers conducting proceedings (civil and criminal) before the Courts and the State Administrative Tribunal. The Law Clerk will; provide relevant, accurate and timely legal research assistance to lawyers covering the interpretation of legislation and case precedents, prepare legal documents for use in Court and State Administrative Tribunal matters, including briefs to Counsel and provide administrative support to Legal Services including arranging for legal documents to be filed and served.

The Department is looking to hire someone immediately. Please email your application (including a current resume and academic transcript) to vanessa.cecchi@commerce.wa.gov.au. For further queries, please contact Vanessa on 6552 9327.